Is there anything that dogs can't do? For the past decade, I've been assembling a playlist on YouTube of dogs performing human tasks. At first, the playlist was born out of irony, as I thought I wouldn't find enough content to merit its existence. My playlist started with a dog driving a car and slowly morphed into an impressive array of clips that will hopefully grant me favorability when our canine masters ascend to the throne.
For a while, I thought this video of a dog using a talking floormat to communicate was the pinnacle of my collection, but I've discovered yet another peak. You can watch one of the most adorable dogs ever paint a flower in the video linked above. The amount of brush control the doggo employs is impressive, but I'm more intrigued by how many hours it must've taken for the dog to learn the skill in the first place.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in a 1:1 scale book
You can have Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel artwork in your own home at 1:1 scale. This massive three-volume book from Callaway Arts and Entertainment and Italy's Scripta Maneant reproduces the entire work at the same size as the original, albeit divided across 800+ pages weighing a total of 75 pounds. From Colossal: Reminiscent of the way… READ THE REST
Enchanting birdsong synthesizers in the shape of birds
Multimedia artist Kelly Heaton creates analog electronic sculptures "that are reminiscent of birdsong, musical insects, and spiritual apparitions." Below is a "Printed Circuit Bird (Bluejay)" whose song is manipulated by adjusting the numerous knobs on the bird's body. "You can think of this like adjusting neurons in a bird's brain to alter the impulse by… READ THE REST
Cynthia Plaster Caster, sculptor of rock star penises, RIP
Cynthia "Plaster Caster" Albritton who made molds of penises belonging to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon, Jello Biafra, Wayne Cramer, and many more big names in entertainment—has died. She was 74 years-old. Gil Kaufman writes in Billboard: She later branched out into casting female body parts as well, making breast casts of members of Stereolab's Laetitia… READ THE REST
Deter rodents, bugs with this chemical-free pest resister for $20
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This personalized music platform might help you stay focused, and it's $40 now
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Save 32% on this bidet and stay sparkly clean in all the right areas
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